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Chris Barrett is a Sports Writer with The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Player push to move Big Bash to October to save Shield

Chris Barrett Australia's players have tabled a recommendation to Cricket Australia that the Big Bash League to be played in October in future seasons.

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Brukner takes aim at Tottenham manager

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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu It is in England where Australian team doctor Peter Brukner has been making a splash.

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Ashes 2013: Michael Vaughan says Australia's no chance if England win in Brisbane

England captain Michael Vaughan kisses a replica of the Ashes urn after his team regained the Ashes at the end of the fifth day of the 5th test match between England and Australia at the Oval in London, Monday Sept. 12, 2005. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Chris Barrett Former England captain Michael Vaughan has spelled out exactly what is at stake for Australia at the Gabba, claiming that Michael Clarke's side is "no chance" of winning back the Ashes if it loses...

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Gabba Test 'holds key to series'

England cricketer Michael Vaughn.

Chris Barrett Former England captain Michael Vaughan has spelt out exactly what is at stake for Australia at the Gabba.

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Poms see red after Darren Lehmann stacked his subs bench

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Chris Barrett In the grand tradition of substitute fieldsmen, Brisbane's Chris Sabburg was thrilled to spoil Kevin Pietersen's 100th Test by catching him in the deep on Sunday.

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Super sub Chris Sabburg grabs moment of glory to dismiss England's Kevin Pietersen

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Chris Barrett In the grand tradition of substitute fieldsmen, Brisbane's Chris Sabburg was thrilled to spoil Kevin Pietersen's 100th Test.

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Ashes 2013: Nine apologises to Michael Clarke for sledge blooper

Michael Clarke of Australia and James Anderson.

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Channel Nine has apologised to Michael Clarke after the Australian captain was charged and fined for a verbal tirade at England tailender James Anderson that was picked up by the broadcaster's stump...

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The Ashes: Englishmen under fire in the sky

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Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett seems there will be little respite for England's cricketers from the rigours of an Ashes tour in Australia – even when they are 30,000 feet in the air.

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Big Bash League may miss out on several Australian Test stars

Steve Smith.

Chris Barrett Australia's single-minded determination to regain the Ashes has led officials to tell Big Bash League franchises that Test players will not be available for the Twenty20 tournament.

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Handstands on the pitch in a suit not a good look

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Chris Barrett and Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson and Australia aren't the only ones doing handstands in Adelaide. Cricket Australia has had to remind its deep-pocketed corporate guests of the standards of etiquette required when...

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Tests threatening game, Lara warns

Brian Lara: 'Watching five days of cricket is always a hard task.'

Chris Barrett Brian Lara believes it is the backwardness of the five-day game - and not the limited-overs formats - that is threatening cricket's popularity.

Lara marvels at Clarke's rise as a run machine

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett, Brad Walter BRIAN LARA first met Michael Clarke nearly 10 years ago outside the modest Cheddi Jagan International Airport, half an hour's drive south of the Guyana capital, Georgetown.

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Media stint for Ponting

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Chris Barrett Richie, Chappelli, Heals, Tubby, Binga and Slats. Get ready to add to that list Punter.

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Punter's farewell tour heads home

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Chris Barrett Richie, Chappelli, Heals, Tubby, Binga and Slats. Get ready to add Punter to that list. Ricky Ponting will become the latest ex-cricketer to join the Channel Nine commentary team, although not as...